Lisa Morton

Author, Screenwriter, Halloween Expert…what's next?

Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

The fiction of Halloween

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I’m obviously a big fan of Halloween fiction. At its best, it does more than just capture the seasonal feelings surrounding the beloved festival; it tells us something about ourselves – why we have an autumnal celebration of fear, what in us enjoys that…or even needs it. For a few years – before I became  [ Read More ]

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Halloween Book Festival Grand Prize, Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween is coming in trade paperback for Halloween 2013! Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver  [ Read More ]

Categories: Halloween

THE ART OF HORROR

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A celebration of frightfully fearful images, compiled by some of the biggest and most respected names working in the genre. From early engravings, via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books and original paintings, to today’s artists working entirely in the digital realm, there are over 500 images presented in The Art  [ Read More ]

Categories: Halloween, Non-Fiction

THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA

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THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA, published by McFarland in Fall 2003. The concept of Halloween as a holiday and cultural phenomenon worthy of serious study is only a few decades old, and only since the mid–1980s have scholars started to accept that Halloween’s place in modern society (especially in American society) goes beyond horror fiction and children’s  [ Read More ]

Categories: Halloween